Choosing the right flooring for your rental properties can be a challenge. For living spaces and bedrooms, carpet is often a welcoming choice. The real challenge is choosing the right carpet color and pattern for your rental home. The key is choosing a carpet that is durable, stain-hiding, and creates a canvas for the lives of your tenants.
Here are a few basic tips for choosing the right carpet color for rental homes.
KEEP IT IMPERSONAL WITH NEUTRAL SHADES
Any vivid hue may be a dream carpet for some tenants and a turn-off for others. Color is deeply connected to our personality and self-identity. That’s why rental homes should feature neutral-tone carpets in the gray and beige range with undertones of accent colors.
WARM OR COOL CARPET COLORS
Most homes are designed with a subtly warm color scheme. Our lights are a warm yellow-white and wood features in a home are always warm browns. In this design scheme, a carpet that is beige with warm undertones is the better choice. Beige with accents of yellow, orange, and red are warm colors.
In homes with a cool theme with silvered metal and blue-gray paint, the entire design might be cool colors. In this case, choose a soft gray with blue, green, or purple undertones. Blue is the most commonly appealing color.
USE DARKER CARPET SHADES IN THE BEDROOMS
If you use similar carpet of a slightly darker shade in the bedroom, this will create the impression of a more lush environment. Bedrooms will have a psychological transition in the colors of the floor, and stepping into a bedroom will feel like a more personal transition.
SUBTLY IRREGULAR PATTERNS HIDE SMALL STAINS
Last but not least, choose a carpet with a subtly irregular pattern. Carpets that look attractively mottled are the best at hiding stains and the light damage of use over time. The irregular pattern will help other irregularities to blend in, so the carpet will look better after years of use.